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Takayama Showa Museum, Takayama

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  • Accidentally came across the museum whilst working the streets of the old town in Takayama. So many wonderful artifacts cicra 1950. It is a treasure trove of collectable items and some items would be ...  more »
  • This place and exhibit was a breeze of fresh air after touring Takayama's streets, market and shops. Great artifacts (old toys, machines, scooters, gadgets and devices, posters etc.) that all of our f...  more »
  • We spent almost an hour in this gem. The entrance to the museum is hidden at the back of a toy shop. A variety of artifacts from the last century displayed as different living spaces. Nostalgic whethe...  more »
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  • Really interesting museum and a good place to pass time. I was in Takayama for one day and this museum fit perfectly into my day activities list. It's a bit pricey therefore the 4 stars but the contents of the museum are cool and interesting.
  • Little local labor of love, packed with memorabilia displayed in vignette rooms dressed as typical spaces you would have encountered in daily life during the Showa era, 1926-1989 (the years of emperor Hirohito's reign). Items displayed skew heavily toward the 60s to 80s. There is a small English-language pamphlet guide which provides some context, but otherwise you'll simply wander through and interpret the packrat displays as best you can. Some items need no explanation; see photos. 😉
  • This museum is a wealth of information, memorabilia & collectables that rivals Antiques Roadshow. Room upon room stacked with items from Japanese everyday life in the past. So glad to find it and stayed for 4hrs. This is one Takayama site not to be missed.
  • Worth visiting to learn about influence Japanese adaptation to Western imaginery.
  • Fun to look back to 50/60s Japan